Last Update: 31 December 2020

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard Total World Stock (VT)

The Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF granted a 1.91% dividend yield in 2020.

ETF Dividend Yield

The most recent Dividend Yields of Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF are represented below:

Period: January 2019 - December 2020

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2020 2019
VT - Vanguard Total World Stock 1.91% 2.90%

Capital Growth and Dividends

In the following table, Capital Growth details (with and without dividend reinvestment) are represented.

If you are not interested in a periodic income and you need a strategy with a dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF: historical returns page.

VANGUARD TOTAL WORLD STOCK (VT) ETF
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2009 to December 2020
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Year
Dividend
Cumulative
Dividend
Cashflow
ETF
Portfolio
Value
EOY Capital
Amount Yield Effective
ETF + Cashflow
Total Return
Div. reinvestment
1000.00
2009 20.10 2.01% 20.10 1306.42 1326.52 1326.52
2010 28.25 2.13% 48.35 1449.43 1497.78 1499.98
2011 31.95 2.13% 80.30 1309.79 1390.09 1387.43
2012 36.77 2.65% 117.07 1499.32 1616.39 1624.96
2013 40.46 2.49% 157.53 1806.06 1963.59 1997.85
2014 49.75 2.49% 207.28 1827.41 2034.69 2071.23
2015 49.09 2.37% 256.37 1750.10 2006.47 2032.69
2016 51.83 2.55% 308.20 1854.49 2162.69 2205.77
2017 57.13 2.59% 365.33 2260.63 2625.96 2745.96
2018 61.78 2.25% 427.11 1989.11 2416.22 2477.94
2019 71.86 2.90% 498.97 2464.84 2963.81 3142.43
2020 60.02 1.91% 559.00 2827.11 3386.11 3664.32
WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Column meaning:

  • Dividend -> Amount: Income returned over the year (or portion of the year)
  • Dividend -> Yield: Dividend Yield calculated on the starting price of the year
  • Cumulative Dividend Cashflow: Sum of all the dividends received
  • ETF Portfolio Value: Investment Value, excluding dividends, at the end of year
  • EOY Capital -> Effective: Investment Value plus cumulative dividends
  • EOY Capital -> Total Return: Investment Value, with dividend reinvestment

Which are the global returns of the last periods? In the following table, the Effective Return considers the received (and not reinvested) dividends. Total Return is calculated assuming dividend reinvestment.

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Period ETF
Return
Effective
Return
Total
Return
Jan 2019 - Dec 2020 +42.13% +40.14% +47.88%
Jan 2017 - Dec 2020 +52.45% +56.57% +66.12%
Jan 2015 - Dec 2020 +54.71% +66.42% +76.92%
Jan 2013 - Dec 2020 +88.56% +109.49% +125.50%
Jan 2010 - Dec 2020 +116.40% +155.26% +176.24%
WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Yearly Returns and Dividend Yield

Dividends are essential for the investor who needs additional periodic income. When dividends are not reinvested, how much is the real ETF return over the years?

VANGUARD TOTAL WORLD STOCK (VT) ETF
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2009 - December 2020
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2009 +32.65% 2.01% +30.64%
2010 +13.08% 2.13% +10.95%
2011 -7.50% 2.13% -9.63%
2012 +17.12% 2.65% +14.47%
2013 +22.95% 2.49% +20.46%
2014 +3.67% 2.49% +1.18%
2015 -1.86% 2.37% -4.23%
2016 +8.51% 2.55% +5.96%
2017 +24.49% 2.59% +21.90%
2018 -9.76% 2.25% -12.01%
2019 +26.82% 2.90% +23.92%
2020 +16.61% 1.91% +14.70%

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had invested in the Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF over the past years?

E.g. If you had bought it 3 years ago, how much would be your actual dividend yield today?

VANGUARD TOTAL WORLD STOCK (VT) ETF
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2009 - December 2020
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 2009 4.91% 5.18% 5.71% 6.18% 7.19% 6.00%
Jan 2010 3.70% 3.91% 4.31% 4.66% 5.42% 4.52%
Jan 2011 3.27% 3.46% 3.81% 4.12% 4.79% 4.00%
Jan 2012 3.54% 3.74% 4.12% 4.45% 5.18% 4.33%
Jan 2013 3.02% 3.19% 3.52% 3.80% 4.42% 3.69%
Jan 2014 2.46% 2.59% 2.86% 3.09% 3.60% 3.00%
Jan 2015 2.37% 2.50% 2.76% 2.98% 3.47% 2.90%
Jan 2016 2.55% 2.81% 3.04% 3.54% 2.95%
Jan 2017 2.59% 2.80% 3.26% 2.72%
Jan 2018 2.25% 2.62% 2.19%
Jan 2019 2.90% 2.42%
Jan 2020 1.91%

Collecting dividends is useful to obtain an additional income. Obtaining a large amount of income is the first step to financial freedom. However, if your need is to increase your capital as much as possible with dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF: historical returns page.

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